With an order intake of approximately 770 million euros in 2013, the BEUMER Group is once again looking back on a successful year. This continuous growth is possible as BEUMER concentrates on its entrepreneurial core expertise, innovates, and strategically and consistently promotes its internationalization. However, the common values of the family-run company also play a significant part. On the basis of such values, the system provider succeeds in integrating staff with different mentalities and cultures – including those who have become part of the group as a result of acquisitions.
In recent years, the BEUMER Group has increasingly developed from a product supplier into a solutions provider for conveyor and loading equipment, palletizing and packing technology, and automatic sorting and distribution systems and, in doing so, has stuck to its traditional fields of activity – true to the saying "a three legged stool does not wobble". This is based on innovations, consistent expansion of the product portfolio, its linking to efficient turnkey systems and the accompanying services. These extend from system design and various service levels to individual user models. With this overall package, BEUMER is following the high aspiration of providing its customers with sustainable solutions and therefore a major benefit in all areas.
An example of a major customer benefit is the new BEUMER fillpac. Here, together with the filling, palletizing and packaging equipment, the provider supplies the whole process chain from a single source. This system is equipped with a calibratable scale to enable it to achieve accurate filling quantities at all times. This avoids incorrect filling and rejects. Another example of innovative development is the new machine from the BEUMER stretch hood product range. The Beckum-based company has redesigned this high-performance packaging system from the bottom up and further improved its operation, effectiveness and ergonomics.
In order to achieve a presence in the global market, the BEUMER Group has consistently promoted its internationalization and established or expanded subsidiaries worldwide. To this end, it has expanded and opened factories in China and Thailand, making it possible to produce in those regions for the regions. As a result, the company has grown organically and very stably in recent years. Added to this is the specific acquisition of international companies. For example, the group includes the Danish sorting equipment specialists, Crisplant, and the Indian company Enexco Teknologies, manufacturers of grinding mills and packaging machines for the cement industry. As a result, BEUMER has strengthened its presence in important markets and, at the same time, systematically expanded its portfolio without quitting the traditional segments.
All of the new companies have quickly become an established part of the BEUMER Group – both with regard to their infrastructural incorporation, products and solutions as well as the different company mentalities and regional cultures of the staff. "We see the different cultures in our global company group as an opportunity to learn from one another, and want to create a working environment which promotes creativity and in which everyone respects the individuality of others", stresses Dr. Christoph Beumer, Managing Partner and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the BEUMER Group.
The basis for successful integration and healthy growth is the particular cooperation of staff and management. From the very beginning, the company has stood for values such as integrity and ethics, customer focus, quality and innovation, teamwork and sustainability. The BEUMER Group lives and breathes these values and has also recently put them in writing in the form of guidelines. "The way in which a company behaves towards its staff and customers shows the importance it attaches to its values and how consciously it applies them", says Dr. Beumer.